Grevillea brevifolia F.Muell. ex Benth. APNI*
Description: Low compact to tall open shrub 0.5–3 m high.
Leaves elliptic to ± ovate, usually 1.5–3.2 cm long and 7–14 mm wide, margins entire and shortly recurved, upper surface smooth and usually glossy, lower surface exposed and sericeous.
Conflorescences terminal, decurved to pendent, pedunculate, usually simple or up to 3- or 4-branched, a loose cluster or shortly conico-cylindrical. Perianth red, outer surface tomentose, bearded inside. Gynoecium 17–21 mm long; ovary stipitate, glabrous; style minutely pubescent towards apex, otherwise glabrous, red; pollen presenter lateral or almost so.
Flowering: Flowers November–December
Distribution and occurrence: Grows at subalpine altitudes on exposed rocky sites in open heathy sites.; chiefly in Vic., in N.S.W. recorded from the Pilot (S of Mt Kosciuszko).
NSW subdivisions: ST
Other Australian states: Vic.
Text by R. O. Makinson
|N.S.W. occurrences are: subsp. brevifolia|
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